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CRUISER RACING UPDATE

CRUISER RACING MARKS MISSING
Series 1 Race 2 – Saturday 28th April

Wind 7 –  9 Knots Nw – N-  NE

Mon Reve recorded the max tide as 2.4 knots

6 Boats

30 sailors

The Race was scheduled for the first gun at 1025 hrs

Due to light winds, it was decided to abandon the Lambay circumnavigation and instead to sail a course Donabate-Hoskyns-Malahide.

When the course was announced, Calypso was in the area of Donabate and called that the mark was missing Hoskyns was investigated and also found to be missing. The marks were only laid two weeks ago and with no storms or rough weather, the only conclusion is that the marks were stolen. This is the second time this has happened in the last two years.

However, with Mon Reve as Race Officer, the course was quickly moved to round Ireland’s Eye to port after a 25 minute delay. It proved to be a real tester, with the tides on the bow out and back.

After all the confusion, all agreed it was a cracking sail and after racing there was the first party of the season on board Kahera where we were treated to Buck Fizz and treats.

Again, MYC Cruiser Racing skippers are all ways looking for new crew to try out sailing on the Irish Sea.

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